Coconut Downtown

Global Flavors in Reno – Asian/Pacific Islander Cuisine

We are so fortunate to have an eclectic assortment of restaurants in Reno Tahoe featuring flavors from all over the world. If the flavors of Asia or the Pacific Islands make your taste buds dance with joy, then keep reading for some of the best API restaurants in Reno Tahoe, according to our friends at Yelp.


A Reno Tahoe staple that has been around since 2009, Ijji operates four unique restaurants all offering a different style of Asian cuisine. For sushi, check out the original Ijji in Sparks. Ijji 2 offers hibachi and fun for the whole family. For ramen and poke, you’ll want to visit Ijji Noodle House and Poke Don in South Reno. Their fourth location, Ijji 4, is Korean BBQ where dinner is prepared at your table on built-in grills.


For a warm bowl of delicious Japanese ramen, look no further than Haru. Start with appetizers like chicken karaage or takoyaki, and for your main course, you cannot go wrong ordering the spicy miso.

The Coconut Downtown

Located downtown near the Truckee River, The Coconut only uses the freshest and finest ingredients to bring you great tasting Thai dishes. Sit on their beautiful patio and try the avocado green curry with a couple of Thai teas.

Kwok’s Bistro

We might be a little biased, but Kwok’s Bistro has some of the best Chinese and Asian Fusion cuisine on the West Coast. The dining area is small, so make a reservation or plan ahead in case there is a wait. Some can’t-miss items include the pork belly sliders, chicken wings and beef chow fun.

Maya’s South Indian Cuisine

A vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant, Maya’s South Indian Cuisine is a favorite of both travelers and locals alike. Try the Indian tacos (unlike any Indian taco you have had before), the dos, and the potato masala. Really, bring a friend so you can order family-style and share a selection of dishes.  

Aloha Shack

Poke bowls, Kalua pork, kalbi beef short ribs – hungry yet? Aloha Shack started as a food truck before opening a storefront (and are we glad they did!). Their dishes will make you think you’ve been transported straight to the Islands.  

Silver Chopsticks

Satisfy your spring roll craving at Silver Chopsticks. This restaurant serves both Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Warm up with a delicious bowl of pho or wonton soup and start out your meal with an order of fresh spring rolls or fried egg rolls.

For more amazing API restaurants in Reno, check out Yelp’s list of local favorites.

*All photos of these delicious meals are courtesy of Mark Talavera.

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